Glint of a Suncatcher (Children of Jad #1) by J.A. Marlow
Series: Children of Jad, Book 1.
Approx. 16,000 words.
Published on February 26, 2011 by
Star Catcher Publishing.
Amazing discovery or a trigger to war… Elvy Akuma hopes to make a little extra money by finding and selling Suncatchers, the shells of a native Jad land-mollusk, to tourists. She finds something else in the dirt, instead. An unexpected discovery that could make the humble world of Jad famous. Or it could reignite a war between Human and Chion. A science fiction novelette.